Bald Head Island, N.C. plans municipal network; EU antitrust chief Vestager warns against new consolidation

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> The Village of Bald Head Island, N.C., issued an RFP seeking a private partner for a proposed municipal FTTP network. Post

> Birch Communications announced its sponsorship and the successful events of the Running for Ronald 5K, 10K, 15K, and the Smile Mile Race, held in Macon, Ga., for families of children receiving medical treatment. Release

> European Union antitrust chief Vestager says she does not agree that incumbent service providers need to merge with competitors in the same country to increase their network investments. Article

Cable News
> It's still unclear whether a global market for 4K/UltraHD services from pay-TV providers will ever develop, but an installed base of 4K-capable TV sets does appear to be establishing itself. Article

> Revenue from OTT services is set to nearly double to $51.1 billion globally during the next five years, according to the latest Digital TV Research report, which covers 64 countries. Article

Wireless News
> Comverse, which supplies monetization and other digital services to wireless carriers, struck a deal to buy Acision, a privately-held UK company that specializes in secure mobile messaging and engagement services. Article

> T-Mobile US will likely lead the industry again in the second quarter in handset subscriber additions, while Verizon Wireless could see improvement in its subscriber figures thanks to recent promotions, according to analysts at investment bank Jefferies. Article

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